13 May 2013
As a direct result of rapid and continuing global expansion over the past two years, Pas Reform has entered phase two of ambitious plans to further extend and upgrade its award-winning Global Distribution Center at Doetinchem, in The Netherlands.
The new 3,779 m.sq. expansion, already clearly visible at the Doetinchem site, integrates the latest technologies and advances in automation, to provide enhanced global logistics and quality control, for Pas Reform’s customers in more than 100 countries, and for increasingly larger hatchery projects and installations worldwide.
The new facility doubles the storage, loading and unloading capacity of Pas Reform’s flagship GDC, with state-of-the-art computer controlled storage, retrieval and transfer systems that significantly improve the speed, accuracy and safe handling of parts. Full integration with existing Warehouse Management systems will decrease picking time by more than 60 per cent, particularly for smaller items, to have a significant impact on the speed of delivery to the company’s customers.
In addition to enhanced global logistics, a new training center, complete with the very latest audio-visual facilities and practical laboratory suite, will accommodate Pas Reform Academy’s internationally renowned hatchery management training programmes.
CEO Bart Aangenendt sees this latest development as pivotal to achieving Pas Reform’s global aims. “When we originally conceived our global distribution facility, it was designed and planned to be future-proofed in every way possible. We were – and remain - ready and willing to lead the way, as a truly global, future-focused, customer-orientated supplier.
“Two years on, our continuing expansion is a direct result of the growth that our customers, old and new, are achieving around the world. We will continue to invest in that growth – and this new facility is the realisation of one more step towards future-proofing our plans, and those of our customers, for many years to come.”